Eh, if you look at it in context of punching up vs punching down the conflicting opinions make much more sense.
Dawkins has done hugely influential things - I bought and very much enjoyed The God Delusion back in the day and my studiously apolitical-in-front-of-the-kids parents asked to borrow it, so bringing legitimacy and publicity to a more scientific and rational worldview has absolutely been a net good.
That’s not mutually exclusive from being a prat, though. He has a very Ben Shapiro vibe, if Ben Shapiro ever happened upon a solid, logical argument. Also really fucking instructive on how right wing conservative types haven’t cornered the market on misogyny.
Mostly now I’m beyond all that, I hear the name and just think of the Dick Dorkins tweet. No doubt it’s disappointing to Dr Dorkins but I have no desire to learn if it’s fake or not - I want to believe